The CPSO’s Consultation on Telemedicine: Getting #hcsmca’s feedback on the new draft policy
By The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (@cpso_ca)
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) recently released a new draft version of its Telemedicine policy for external consultation and is looking to the #hcsmca community to provide feedback on it. The draft policy sets out the CPSO’s expectations of physicians who practise telemedicine. Given the evolution of technology and the increased use of telemedicine in diverse practice settings, the draft policy contains a number of new or revised expectations to ensure it is clear, up-to-date and comprehensive.
The CPSO is committed to ensuring that the draft policy reflects current practice issues, embodies the values and duties of medical professionalism, and is consistent with the CPSO’s mandate to protect the public. But in order to do this, we need to gather opinions and insights from a wide variety of interested parties. That’s where #hcsmca comes in. Since telemedicine falls under the broader topic of information communications technology, we know it is of particular interest to this community – as was demonstrated by a number of telemedicine-related comments that arose during the June 18 discussion “Online vs. In-Person Patient Support Services.”
We welcome any and all comments on our draft Telemedicine policy. You can read the draft policy online and review our Telemedicine consultation page, which includes information about the consultation and how to submit your long form comments.
On Wednesday, July 16th, let’s examine the following topics during the #hcsmca chat:
- T1: Do you think the same expectations should apply to telemedicine as they would to care provided in-person?
- T2: If the doc you are seeing via telemedicine is physically located in another province/country, would you want to know?
- T3: Would you be concerned about the security of your personal health info being transmitted via telemedicine?
Read the transcript of July 16th #hcsmca chat.